PDF has become a great, versatile format for sharing electronic documents. But engineers doing simulation were stuck with only being able to include 2D images in their PDF files. With the release of a new Plugin for VCollab Professional, you can include 3D model and result plots right in your PDF files. A great way to archive, a great way to share.
You can see the results by checking out these two examples:
Here is a small example of a car front: vcollab-3dPDF-example-carfront
And here is the full car: vcollab-3dPDF-example-car
You can read the full press release here.
PADT uses VCollab to convert our CAD geometry and simulation results in to smaller, portable formats that can be imbedded in to PowerPoint, Word, websites, portals, PLM/PDM systems, etc… It is a great way to view complicated data without having to fire up the full simulation tool. And the files are much smaller than a full result file, so it also is a great way to get key results off of a remote server and interact with them quickly and efficiently.
Now with 3D PDF support the end user doesn't even have to have a Microsoft Office product or be on the web, they can just view it in their Adobe Acrobat reader. If you are interested in trying out VCollab to make 3D PDF content or for any other application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.293.PADT or 480.813.4884. We can arrange for a demonstration over the web, provide you with a trial copy, and work out the best configuration for your needs.